Richard Liu | Regional Director, East and Southeast Asia
Richard is an international executive and urban planner with 20 years of experience in China, the US and Europe. Richard brings a deep knowledge of transport to ITDP, having worked with ITDP since 2013 in his former role at the Oak Foundation. In that role, he developed, monitored, and provided strategic direction for a grant making pipeline and portfolio on climate mitigation in developing nations. Previously, he was a specialist with the Natural Resources Defense Council in Beijing, and a principal consultant to the American Planning Association. Richard got his start working as a planner with government agencies in Florida and Texas. He holds a bachelor of architecture from Tianjin University in China and a master of urban planning from the State University of New York.
Zhu Xianyuan | Vice Country Director, TOD and BRT Program
Xianyuan has been with ITDP since 2010, initially as transport specialist managing the BRT improvement and impact analysis in Guangzhou and Lanzhou and currently as the Deputy Director of ITDP China. As well as working for ITDP, she has worked as a consultant to Asian Development Bank, World Bank, and UN-Habitat funded urban transport projects in Asian, African and Oceanian cities. She has been managing sustainable development projects for the past 10 years in around 10 countries and over 20 cities, dealing with several topics, including urban mobility, urban development, child friendly city and communication. More recently, she has been involved in projects in Tianjin GEF TOD project, Penang sustainable urban mobility plan, Guangzhou East train station TOD project, and Lanzhou BRT impact analysis. Xianyuan holds a master’s degree in Transport Engineering from Shandong University, China, where she spent one year working in transport research center after finishing her degree.
Liu Shaokun | Vice Country Director, Greenways & Parking Program
Shaokun Liu is the Vice Country Director of ITDP-China, he has been promoting sustainable and equitable transportation in China, and was ITDP-China NMT, Greenway, Parking and TDM project team leader. Since 2009 He has been working on urban and sustainable transportation projects in several China cities. He has been worked as a consultant to Asian Development Bank and World Bank on many sustainable transportation projects in China, Malaysia, Philippines, Laos, Indonesia, Mongolia, etc., and has working on greenway planning & design in several cities in worldwide. He knows the challenges and opportunities for Greenway developing in China and South East Asia cities very well，and wrote the book “Urban Greenway System Optimum Design”.
Bi Lei | Operation Director
Bi Lei has been working for ITDP since 2009, initially as Administrative Assistant, Office Manager and now as Operation Director. She is in charge of all operation management work in both Guangzhou and Beijing offices, including finance and accounting, daily administration, human recourses and relationship with local partners. She is also involved in project bidding preparation and program fund management.
Li Wei | Senior Engineer, BRT & NMT Program
Li Wei is a senior traffic and transportation engineer. Her work has primarily focused on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and non-motorized transport (NMT). As well as working for ITDP, she has worked as a consultant to Asian Development Bank, World Bank, and UN-Habitat funded urban transport projects in Asian, African and Oceanian cities. She was part of ITDP’s team working on the sustainable transport projects in Guangzhou, Yichang, Lanzhou, Jinan, Tianjin, Nanning, Guiyang, Jiuquan & Hetian, Ulaanbaatar, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru & Penang, Jakarta & Medan, Vientiane, Manila, Suva and Cairo. Wei graduated from the South China University of Technology in 2005.
Deng Han | Senior Transportation Engineer
Deng Han is a senior transportation engineer of ITDP China and a consultant of the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank who focuses on Focuses on Non-motorized Traffic, Bike Sharing，Child-friendly City and Sustainable Transportation Policy. He has worked intensively on the sustainable transportation projects in Guangzhou, Beijing, Tianjin, Manila, Jakarta, Melaka, Peshawar, Guiyang, etc., and several research reports and planning guidelines, such as Access for All-Guidance Note on Inclusive Street Design for Asia and the Pacific and China NMT Bluepaper. He also engages in researches of Dockless Bike Sharing and Bicycle Superhighway, relevant research findings were published in ITDP official website, Chinadialogue, Financial Times, etc.
Chen Yujun | Office Manager
Chen Yujun joined ITDP in 2016, she is primarily responsible for the accounting and reporting, and also manages the needs of all ITDP China staffs from errands to logistic. Yujun graduated with a degree in accounting from Guangzhou City Polytechnic University. Before joining ITDP, she worked as an accountant in Hong Kong Miramar Travel (Guangzhou Branch) Co., Ltd. and an accounting assistant in Guangzhou Weihua Aviation Agency Co., Ltd.
Huang Benjun | Transportation & Urban Development Program Engineer
Huang Benjun graduated with a Masters in Transportation Engineering from Kyushu University in 2016 and started working for worked for ITDP China shortly after. Benjun focuses on TOD, traffic big data, electrification, new mobility, parking planning policy and traffic model. He has also participated in several ADB projects, including the Peshawar city BRT planning project in Pakistan and the Ji’nan parking project.
Huang Runjie | NMT & Urban Development Program Engineer
Runjie earned his Master of Science degree in Urban Planning and Management from the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. He now works as Transportation Engineer. In this role, Runjie is focus on NMT planning and detail design, TOD and related policy research. He has participated in several sustainable transportation-related projects of the Asian Development Bank and the United Nations, project cities including Suva in Fiji, Malacca and Penang in Malaysia, Cairo in Egypt, Guangzhou, Xi’an, Tongren in China. Runjie is a bike enthusiast, and is passionate about promoting the development of cycling lane systems in Chinese cities.
Xianyan Chen | Junior Urban Planner
Xianyan is an urban planner of ITDP Guangzhou office. Graduated from South China University of Technology, with a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, and then she pursued a master’s degree of Urban Design in UBC (University of British Columbia). She focused on the study of sustainable community design and attended urban resilience workshop when she studied in UBC. She is passionate about TOD planning and design, sustainable urban design. Now she is working on Tianjin GEF TOD projects, and Lanzhou BRT impact and BRT data collection.
Li Shanshan | Vice Country Director, Urban Planning and Sustainable Transportation
Shanshan Li is the Vice Country Director of ITDP-China. She joined ITDP since 2009 with a master degree on Transportation Engineering, and currently she is leading ITDP Beijing office. She has been working on urban planning and sustainable transportation projects, and accumulated a lot of experience and knowledge on planning, design, and implementation of BRT, NMT and TOD projects. She has been worked as a consultant to Asian Development Bank and World Bank on many sustainable transportation projects in China and Asian cities. She worked as a project manager on Yichang BRT and NMT planning, design, implementation and operation project (Yichang BRT system opened at July, 2015, and won 2016 Sustainable Transportation Award), and she worked intensively on the sustainable transportation projects in Guangzhou, Lanzhou, Vientiane, Tianjin, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Jakarta, Johor Bahru, and etc.
Meng Qingkun | Transportation Engineering
Qingkun received a master's degree in Transportation Engineering from Dalian University of Technology, and was majoring in mirco-traffic management and control, signal control. He has published a paper about transit signal priority at roundabout in Journal of Transportation Engineering (JTE). At present, he is mainly involved in projects such as BRT, slow traffic and other engineering and planning projects. At the same time, he also conducts a relatively shallow research and understanding of sustainable policy.
Wang Tingting | Operation Manager of Beijing Office
Tingting is the Operations Manager of the ITDP Beijing Office, fulfilling the role by conducting all relevant office operation and management, covering administrative, financial and human resources areas, dealing with all government relevant affairs, connections with other NGOs on matters concerned or on colleagues' demand. She is a former graduate of Griffith University, Australia, with a bachelor’s degree in Management. Before joining ITDP, Tingting had worked in various NGOs for almost 7 years. She looks forward to supporting and coordinating the team and partners for the benefit and development of the sustainable transportation field in Beijing, China, and the world.
Wang Qianyu | Junior Urban Planner
Qianyu is an Urban Planner of the ITDP Beijing Office, graduated from Waseda University, Japan, with a master’s degree in Urban Planning. She focused on the study of TOD, and had made an academic presentation about TOD in the Conference of the Committee of Infrastructure Planning and Management of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) in 2017. In addition, during the study in Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan, she had studied about the reduction of urban CO2 emissions, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Environment and Development. Qianyu mainly focused on Transit-oriented Development (TOD) and Non-motorized Transport (NMT) since she joined ITDP. She has worked on China NMT Bluepaper phase II, and also committed to publicizing and promoting the concept of sustainable city and transportation by editing WeChat official articles.